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A study on engine performance operating on compressed biogas

Mel, Maizirwan and Osman, Muhammad Irfan and Ihsan, Sany Izan and Hassan, Md Sadikin (2007) A study on engine performance operating on compressed biogas. In: 3rd National Conference on Knowledge Transfer (NCKT'16), 30th Nov.-1st Dec. 2016, Pulau Pinang.

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Methane is similar in energy content compared to gasoline. Therefore, methane is suitable to be paired or replaced with existing Internal Combustion (IC) engine with slight modification. When compared with gasoline in terms of RON, methane gas is much higher. Such quality in vital in producing high power and high compression Spark Ignition (SI) of engine. Therefore, exploiting the methane gas characteristic is crucial in developing a greener energy consumption for our substance. Generally, this paper consist of two phases of experiment where first phase will be the compression stage to store biogas in a pressurized state in order to obtain desired energy content, and the second phase which involves the biogas testing in an IC engine. The challenge would be selecting the best IC engine to run on the compressed biogas adequately. This report will focus more on the engine performance in terms of brake horse power (BHP), efficiency and fuel consumption. Care also be taken to include the side effect of using methane gas on IC engines. The result has shown that the methane gas as fuel where BHP, torque, efficiency and fuel consumption are lower than used gasoline, but top speed for the both are similar. As conclusion that methane has a big potential to replace gasoline as low carbon fuel.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4085/55323
Uncontrolled Keywords: biogas, methane, gasoline, compress, IC engine
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 11:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55323

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